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Minnesota Aeros vs Vancouver Canucks: Game 80

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Minnesota Wild Aeros (37-34-8) vs Vancouver Canucks (52-19-9)

Rogers Arena @ 9:00 PM CDT Television: FSN (HD)
Listen live on Wild.com, or locally at WCCO.com

For the Vancouver perspective, check out Nucks Misconduct
For the Minnesota perspective, please visit the #1 Houston Aeros site on the web, The Third Intermission

Minnesota Wild Aeros
Vancouver Canucks

Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Kyle Brodziak - Jed Ortmeyer
Brad Staubitz - Eric Nystrom - Colton Gillies
Matt Cullen - Carson McMillan - Chuck Kobasew

Maxim Noreau - Greg Zanon
Justin Falk -Brent Burns
Jared Spurgeon - Clayton Stoner

Niklas Backstrom
Jose Theodore

Brain Eater 1 - Brian Eater 2 - Summer's Eve
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Mikael Samuelsson
Some Other Guy - Mason Raymond - Jannik Hansen
Tanner Glass - Massengil - Jeff Tambellini

Aaron Rome - Kevin Bieksa
Christian Ehrhoff - Keith Ballard
Yann Sauve - Sami Salo

Roberto LOLunongo
Cory Schneider

This game should be a good indication of what type of hockey fan you are. If you just want it over with, you are likely a realist. If you want the Wild to win, you are a but of a homer. If you want them to lose, you are either a pessimist or want a higher draft pick. If you want to see the Wild go in and get into a dozen fights, you likely are a boxing fan.

This game, again, doesn't mean much. The Wild Aeros are out, the Nucks cannot improve their position at all, but the show must go on. By all reports, it is beautiful in Vancouver, which is too bad, since they have such a detestable hockey team. The brain eaters, a couple feminine hygiene products, and goalie that still hasn't solved the potent Wild offense.

Of course, this all comes across as sour grapes to most, so we'll just hope for a classy end to the season series and wish the Canuckleheads luck on their way to be ousted by the Hawks in the first round. Will be good to watch them finally trip over their skate laces after such a great run all year.

Bitter? Nah. Not at all.

Five Questions:

  1. Carson McMillan scored in his debut. Can he follow it up?
  2. So much offense on the Nucks. Can the Aeros contain it at all?
  3. In a meaningless game, can these teams find a way to just get along?
  4. Does LOLuongo live up to his name?
  5. 9:30 game on a Thursday. Will anyone be around?